Hunt after work. 3 eagle "I" buttons in one hole, 22 bullets, 8 flat buttons
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  1. #1
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    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Hunt after work. 3 eagle "I" buttons in one hole, 22 bullets, 8 flat buttons

    Ended up having an unexpected shorter day of work so my cousin and I headed out to our new spot. Last time I was there I found 4 flat buttons and an 1818 Matron Large Cent. So ya bet'cha I went to that same spot to see what else I could get! But I could not find that spot for the life of me. lol While walking to the spot I found a very small flat button, then another flat button about 10 minutes later.

    Hit a VERY dry spell after that. Kept digging square nails in this highly mineralized ground. I finally got a good hit at about 8 inches with a 55-60 vdi. Turned out to be a dropped 3 ringer. I decided to head out of the field and go in to the wooded area. This was the RIGHT choice to make! My first signal right by a tree was a beautiful dropped 3 ringer...then another...then another...then an enfield. Nice little drop of bullets all right next to each other. Worked that area hard and the best I could...the tree had low hanging limbs and thorns everywhere! I managed another enfield and a 3 ringer under the tree. I started making my rounds around the tree and about 15 feet diagonal of the tree I found a nice eagle "I" button. Long story short, I leave the hole and find a mushroomed bullet and then come back around to that hole with the eagle "I" and get another signal. I pop the plug up and put my pro-pointer to it and DING DING DING! Two more eagle "I" buttons in that same hole. My first button spill! They are in EXCELLENT shape, too.

    After that I hit another patch of bullets. All 3 ringers and enfields. I also found 8 buttons, piece of a harmonica reed. The one flat button has about 98% of the gold gilt on the back. Never found one like that. Couldn't believe how productive this hunt turned out to be. Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
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    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  2. #2
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    Feb 2012
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    Very Nice it looks like you are in a really good spot. Keep it up.

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Thanks!
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  4. #4
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    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

    Jul 2008
    Bedford County, PA
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    I'd take a hunt like that any day! Maybe you found a picket post?

    Dig every signal at that site with finds like that!

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2012
    Water Wonderland
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    Outstanding Matt!

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach 1 Pilot View Post
    I'd take a hunt like that any day! Maybe you found a picket post?

    Dig every signal at that site with finds like that!
    Excuse my ignorance. lol But what's a picket post?
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2011
    Ohio
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    Holy moly those are cool finds!!

  8. #8
    MiniMe
    Well you sure aren't having DIV withdrawls with those kinda finds. What a great hunt! A lot of great lead and those "I"'s are awesome. Congrats and hit those woods before all the brush grows. HH!

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2011
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    A picket post is an area where a detached group of soldiers would stand guard/watch. They can often be found in places likes road or river crossings, approaches to a camp or fort, hilltops and other strategic locations, etc. Sometimes the post was manned for hours or day's sometimes for weeks and months and possibly years dependent on the location and troop usage and the site's importance.

  10. #10

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    A great hunt Matt. Check the cavities in those Enfields for a base mark. HH, Quindy.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    A great hunt Matt. Check the cavities in those Enfields for a base mark. HH, Quindy.
    Thanks, Quindy. What would that base mark look like? I haven't cleaned them out yet.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  12. #12

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    A great hunt Matt. Check the cavities in those Enfields for a base mark. HH, Quindy.
    The cone cavity comes to a point Matt. The ones with base marks come to a "step" and the base mark is molded in. The "57" denotes for use in the 1857 Enfield rifle. There are various base marks and some are very rare to dig. HH, Quindy.
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  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2010
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    WOW!! Nice area you have there!! Save that field for later though. You are obviously in a good spot.

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Thanks, Quindy! The others I have found they all come to a point. No "step" yet. Thanks for the info buddy.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  15. #15
    us
    Dec 2011
    Winchester, VA.
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    Congrats man! As Sam would say you found "the motherload"! I have no idea why my ace 250 would not pick up those bullets? I guess i have to upgrade now!!!

 

 
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